What the hell is more festive than this?! Man it took a long time before I could make scones, these are pretty much fool proof and delicious as fuck. Crispy on the outside, moist on the in. I WANT ONE RIGHT NOW. You’re welcome.
Serves: 6 scones
1 3/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour blend
1 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your blend already includes it)
1/4 cup coconut sugar (or date sugar if you have it - brown sugar will work in a pinch)
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
3/4 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp blackstrap molasses
1/4 cup coconut oil (creamy and somewhat solid - not fucking melted)
1 cup coconut milk (full fat is ideal)
2 tbsp coconut sugar (for icing)
1-2 tbsp maple syrup
Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves and ginger together in a large mixing bowl and combine until it’s all the same color.
Add the coconut oil to the flour and use a fork to mix it. Keep stabbing and breaking up the oil - the mixture should be powdery and dry and a bit flaky through-out. Crumbles are your friend.
Add the coconut milk and the molasses to the bowl and stir that shit until a soft dough forms.
Turn the dough out onto a sheet of lightly floured parchment paper. Wet your hands a bit to keep that shit from sticking all over them. Mould the dough into a round disk, about 7 inches wide and 1 1/2 - 2 inches tall. You don’t need to measure it - just eyeball that shit. Cut the dough into 6 wedges.
Place the dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Don't fucking skip this step - the coconut oil needs to harden up so the scones don't spread the fuck out too much while baking.
Preheat the oven to 400 F. When you're ready to bake transfer the dough to a baking sheet, pull the wedges apart leaving space between each wedge (2 inches will do). Bake for 20-22 minutes until the scones have risen and are golden in colour.Cool on a rack.
Put the rest of the coconut sugar into a blender or magic bullet or whatever and make a powdered sugar out of it. Mix with maple syrup and stir the fuck out of it. If it’s too thick add a little plant-based milk to thin it out a bit.
Make sure the scones have cooled off a bit and then drizzle the glaze all over that shit and enjoy the fuck out of these!
Not gluten free? Use a whole wheat flour instead!
Want to omit the icing - go fucking nuts. But it’s goddamn delicious.